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xenophobia - fear or hatred of foreigners; N. xenophobe
heterodox - (of beliefs) against accepted opinion; unorthodox; unconventional
supplicant - one who supplicates; ADJ.
subtlety - perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy; ADJ. subtle: delicate; so slight as to be difficult to detect; able to make fine distinctions; clever; Ex. subtle mind/differences in meaning
withstand - stand up against; resist successfully
distinction - honor; excellence; difference; contrast; discrimination; Ex. graduated with distinction; Ex. a writer of real distinction
windfall - fallen fruit; unexpected lucky event
jaundiced - yellowed; prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful) from long and disappointing experience of human affairs; Ex. with a jaundiced eye
enterprising - full of initiative; showing enterprise
tout - promote or publicize (one's goods or service); praise excessively (as a form of advertisement); CF. advertise